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CBS
Mar 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
we ask mark phillips to fill us in. >> reporter: the vatican is more than the world's largest religious institution, it's a business-- a business in trouble. there are back room financial scandals at vatican inc.. in an old stone tower behind the papal apartment is the vatican bank, the church's various departments, its priests and employees keep accounts here secret accounts hidden from the prying eyes of international regulators. an italian court investigating the bank found documents showing some accounts had been used for money laundering and other illegal and, for the church, highly embarrassing activities. vatican watchers like marco politi have studied the court documents that verified the bank's transactions have not always been kosher. >> there was many of the mafia who would recycle it through the channels of the vatican bank and also bribe money to political parties in italy went through the vatican bank. >> reporter: with dark financial clouds hanging over the vatican, the european union insisted the bank open its accounts to public scrutiny. when it was too slow,
CNN
Mar 14, 2013 1:00am PDT
first hours. now more on the man himself. more on jorge mario bergoglio in the vatican. bergoglio's path to the papacy has taken more than 50 years. born in 1936 in buenos aires, he originally wanted to be a chemist, but in 1958, decided to join the priesthood. although francis, as the first pope from latin america, he has strong ties to europe. his father was an italian immigrant, and bergoglio completed his doctoral dissertation in germany. seen as an intellectual, he speaks four languages, spent much of his early career teaching literature, psychology and philosophy. and has published at least ten books, including one with pope john paul ii, who made him a cardinal in 2001. as archbishop of buenos aires, bergoglio opted to live a humble life, taking residence in an apartment, instead of the archbishop's palace afforded to him. and he commuted with the people. >> he renounced his chauffeur-driven limousine, and actually took the bus to work every day so the people of buenos aires knew that if they wanted a few minutes with their archbishop, they could simply hop on the bus with hi
NBC
Mar 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
two factions -- reformers who want a clean up the vatican's dysfunctional bureaucracy and focus on bringing new energy to this global institution, and the old guard who want to maintain the status quo. >> i think he does belong in the reformer category. i think he picks up the mantle of john paul ii. i think he is someone of the new evangelization. >> reporter: a new leader charged with steering the church through a crucial moment in history. now we understand from new york's cardinal, timothy dolan that tomorrow pope francis will go visit benedict, pope emeritus. and then next tuesday pope francis will celebrate his first mass here at st. peter's. tuesday is the feast of st. joseph, the patron saint of the universal church. brian? >> you said two striking things during our live coverage earlier today. that was how silent it got when he asked for silence, and what it was like as he read the prayer, as he led the group in prayer and everyone in the square followed along. >> reporter: it was. the prayers he said, and he said them in italian, were our father, the hail mary and the glo
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 12:35am PDT
challenges await? >>> from vatican city. the new pope francis. >> good evening from vatican city. thanks for joining us. a night of excitement and a night of firsts. 1.2 catholics rejoice as the 266th pope is chosen. what a surprising choice it really was. jorge marie over bergoglio is his name. the first pontiff from the americas, first jesuit pope, first noneuropean in almost 1,300 years. he is also the first francis. tonight we go inside this historic development for the faith. 7:06 p.m. rome time. white smoke. as that smoke rose and billowed into the night air, st. peter's square erupted. it was a moment of pure joy for them. a profound prayer of the chance to witness history. soon the square was packed with more than 100,000 rain-soaked people. their eyes turned upward in anticipation to the red draped windows of st. peter's. everyone waiting to see the new pope. the vatican band marched into cheers, followed by the swiss guard, the pope's personal troop. and then -- the french cardinal came to pronounce the famous words. habemus papam. >> but who? >> jorge mario bergoglio o
PBS
Mar 13, 2013 7:00pm PDT
time at the vatican, it's not the friendliest place. there are a lot of people that are very ambitious, they have their own agenda, one they sometimes put ahead of the holy see. so he needs to build a team and say we're here to do this for the people, for the vatican, put aside your individual ambitions and let's go ahead. thirdly, he needs strong financial skills. it's odd, would you need a pope with an mba? maybe not an mba but certainly interest and acumen about financial matters. and lastly, the professor said he needs charismatic empathy. he has to tell his followers why they should follow him. why he has a path to a better life. >> harvard business school has a new ceo training program with michael porter, he might want to check that out. but in terms of looking at the vatican and what he's overseeing, we know it's a huge empire but what are the business units so to speak? >> from a financial stand point he does handle the day-to-day financial operations of the vatican and most importantly the vatican bank which has had its shares of problems. you might recall a couple
CBS
Mar 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
being canceled. >>> no clear front-runner to serve as the next pope. how the vatican is getting ready for the conclave that begins tuesday. >> looking and feeling like a princess for prom night, how local girls are getting a chance do that without their parents breaking the bank. >> from the kpix 5 weather department, good evening, everybody. boy, what a sun splashed da we had today. the day that will be the warmest. the complete pinpoint forecast as the news continues on kpix 5. so if you have a flat tire dead battery need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. it's tradition to destroy the ring of the former pope and make a new one for his successor. the "fisherman's ring" is used >>> pope benedict's ring his some
FOX
Mar 12, 2013 12:00pm PDT
>> anderson: bye-bye. [cheering] [♪] >>> an historic day at the vatican. the first vote has just passed in the process to pick a new pope. >>> what was said last hour in the search for a missing east bay woman. >>> and there's news from the red planet today -- at noon. >>> watching the vatican and what just happened on the roof. the selection of the new pope is the top story. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. >>> catholics around the world continue to wait for word out of vatican city on who will succeed pope benedict xvi. but as you saw, just about 15 minutes ago, we started seeing this -- thick, black smoke, emerging from the chimney on the sistine chapel. that means the first round of ballots cast did not result in a two-thirds majority decision which is needed to select the next pope. we'll be going live to rome for an update but first, craig boswell has a report on the start of the papal conclave. >> reporter: a puff of smoke will be the next news we get from the vatican as the cardinals decide on the next pope. cardinals are celebrating their first public mass before going
NBC
Mar 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
york times poll, say the abuse scandal a in the church now makes the vatican less relevant to their lives. this is a bad time in the catholic church which is tonight without a sitting pope after the abdication of benedict. the cardinals gather on tuesday to select the new man. first they want to know what's in a secret 300-page report of mostly leaked documents. well, tonight richard engel reports on the swirl of intrigue and turmoil at the vatican that a lot of people may not be aware of. for the first time, we meet the man who helped expose it. >> reporter: the 109-acre vatican city is off limits to most italians. it is sovereign church territory, ringed by stone walls. some say it may be holding a huge secret as speculation continues about why the pope stepped down. the 85-year-old pope said he was too tired and too old to go on. but several vatican experts and investigative journalists say that's only part of the reason. their theory is the pope didn't have the strength to deal with power struggles and financial and sexual scandals inside the vatican, and that his resignation wa
MSNBC
Mar 13, 2013 2:30am PDT
schiavocampo. thanks for watching. we're going to leave with you some live pictures from the vatican as we take a look there and wait fur news out of that smokestack. those smoke signals revealing the result from the news of the cardinals. way too early starts right now. of. >> you're looking at live pictures of the vatican where at any moment, smoke could pour from the chimney above the sistine chapel telling us whether or not a new pope has been elected. good morning. i'm bill karins. this is "way too early." right now a conclave of 115 cardinals is holding today's first vote. after yesterday's opening round of balloting fell short of the two-thirds majority plus one needed to select the new leader of the church. quite parent around 2:41 eastern time, an unbliss takable black cloud billoed from the chapel's roof line. only when the smoke is white and we hear the chorus of bells ring aring across the city will we know a new pontiff has been chosen. chris jansing joins us live from the vatican where anticipation is building >> good morning, bill. a small crowd with umbrellas is outside jus
PBS
Mar 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
not think he will be a stranger. if he has worked in the vatican. he still serves on various commissions. he knows both the problems they face but also the structure, how it works and how it does not work, and that will give them ideas on how he is going to approach this. >> he was the man whom nearly became pope eight years ago. >> i think there is an element of that. timing is very important. what kind of a papacy this would have been. that is not a point. to have the second half coming through is stunning. >> yes, and in terms of those challenges, people say it is a positive strength he is not a vatican insiders. i wonder how easy it is to make changes if you are an outsider. >> he is not an outsider in that he has worked in the vatican and has served on various commissions. he knows a lot of the personnel involved, but you are right. he has been out of the vatican for a long time. i think that will give him strength. it gives him a vision. it gives him a particular scope of what has to be done. there is so much wait and see about all this, isn't there? >> we will leave it
PBS
Mar 17, 2013 10:00am PDT
vatican said, to st. francis of assisi. he is the first pope to take that name. he is also the first jesuit to become pope and the first pope from south america. francis is known for his advocacy on the part of the poor and for his humility. in argentina, he lived simply in a small apartment, often cooked for himself, and took the bus or subway every day instead of a chauffeured car. he is also a staunch social conservative, who strongly opposes abortion and protested vigorously against his country's legalization of same-sex marriage. this week, francis celebrated mass with the cardinals. earlier, he prayed at rome's basilica of santa maria maggiore, dedicated to the virgin mary. our managing editor kim lawton has this report from rome on the selection of the new pope. >> reporter: there were jubilant shouts in an array of languages as catholics from around the globe gathered in st. peter's square to meet their new pope. many here say electing pope francis has brought catholics together. >> we all operate in different countries. we all operate in different idioms and different ways,
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 4:00am PDT
already bringing his humble ways to the vatican's hallowed halls. >> we toasted him and then he toasted us and he simply said, may god forgive you. >> this morning, complete coverage from rome. ♪ >>> good thursday morning, everybody. what a morning it is. truly a new day for the catholic church, the cardinals chose a pope that signals change at the vatican. >> and the response in st. peter's square and around the world shows that change is very welcome. abc's marci gonzalez joins us from rome where the sell brakes go on. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning rob and diana. an amazing night. pope francis is starting his first full day as the leader of the roman catholic church. >> habemus papam. >> reporter: with those words history was made. pope francis becoming the first pontiff ever from latin america. echoing the roar of the more than 100,000 people in st. peter's square last night, the overwhelming enthusiasm from his home in argentina. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> translator: i always said it would be one of the best popes we ever had and thank god he is f
MSNBC
Mar 12, 2013 8:00am PDT
prescribed by rheumatologists. >>> a live look at the vatican right now. 115 cardinals will soon be holed up inside the sistine chapel as they decide who will become the next pope. a two-thirds majority is needed or 77 votes and right now there is no clear front-runner. we're going to head to the vatican in just a few minutes for details of the conclave procession. it will happen live later this hour. hi, everybody. great to have you with me today. i'm thomas robertins. >>> and we have news today from washington. congressman paul ryan just minutes ago unveiling the house republican's plan to balance the nation's books. >> we can't just keep spending money we don't have. that's the basic acknowledgement when you're budgeting, just like families and businesses do, that you cannot continue to kick the can down the road. that you cannot continue to spend money that we just don't have. this is not only a responsible, reasonable, balanced plan, it's also an invitation. this is an invitation to the president of the united states, to the senate democrats, to come together to fix these probl
CNN
Mar 13, 2013 1:00am PDT
. then, uttering extra ominous outside all, the vatican officials closed the doors and the cardinals got to work. all day, people waited in the rain for a mass for the chance to see, perhaps, a new pope. >> i think it's wonderful. i think benedict was a great pope and i think everyone is very excited to see who the next pope will be. so it's great anticipation wondering how it's going to be different and how much the same he will be. >> as the evening deepened, the crowds grew. all eyes on the stove where the papal ballots are burned that would signal white for a pope and black for not yet. >> if we got black smoke tonight, i would be stunned. on the heels of what we've already witnessed in the last month, there would be a certain poetic art to it. >> poetic, but perhaps not to be. even against a dim night sky, the answer, this time, was plain as day. >> joining me now is vatican spokesperson and our vatican analyst. it's good to have you with us. you were in the sistine chapel today. that must have been extraordinary. >> it was an incredible experience. i went in as one of the spokesper
PBS
Mar 13, 2013 6:30pm PDT
viewers. tyler, history in the making. not only in vatican city but on wall street. >> that's exactly right. the day began with lots of suspension in both places and it ended in both places with definitive outcomes. on wall street, that outcome was another record high close for the dow, and we begin there tonight. now, the dow's win streak continues. nine in a row. the blue chip index hasn't done that in 16 years. in fact it hasn't had a down day this month. today the dow added 5 points, ending at 14,455, it's seventh straight record closing high. the nasdaq was up nearly 3 points and the s&p 500 inched 2 points higher. that leaves it less than 11 points from its all-time closing high. now, the markets got an early boost from strong retail sales last month, which rose 1.1%, nearly double what economists had expected. that's the biggest spending gain in five months. but as courtney reagan tells us, those top line numbers can be deceiving. >> the government's headline retail sales number came in nearly double what economists expected for february. the details reveal a less than
NBC
Mar 10, 2013 6:00am PDT
the vatican. >> you mentioned daylight saving time, erica. they don't start that here for another two weeks. it was a six-hour time difference when i came here. now it's a five-hour difference. we're in st. peter's square. any given day you might see cardinals walking back and forth. you wouldn't know their names. they are among the 115 who will gather here tomorrow to select the new pope and think about it, once they make that vote as early as tuesday afternoon the balcony could open and the new pope could emerges. someone you have never heard of before chances are, but will become the most famous person in the world. the cardinals met and talked a lot about the state of the church, its finances, its scandals. but likely not much about each other. >> but i imagine it's very difficult. but at the same time a lot of cardinals do know each other from other things they have worked on together. there are groups who know each other well. those groups can connect with other groups. >> but there's no vetting per se. what is your feeling about this? what is your feeling about that? >> i'm
CNN
Mar 11, 2013 7:00pm PDT
a.m. here in rome and there is a lot happening in this city and vatican city, back home and around the world. in addition to choosing the next leader of the roman catholic church, there's a huge development affecting the lives of millions of americans. a court today blocking new york city's ban on supersized sugary soft drinks. the question tonight, is it a victory for freedom or a blow against your family's health? >>> also, the blade runner going nowhere fast. is he also deteriorating mentally? though his family denies it, there is surprising new word on how oscar pistorius may be handling the weight of his murder trial. >>> we begin, though, here in rome with an election like none other here in this world. how often can you say that about anything. this papal conclave has not happened under these circumstances in 598 years, taking place not after the death of his pope, but after his departure. catholics have come from all over the globe to drink in this moment, feel the buzz, and ultimately witness the outcome. what they cannot do, what no one can, including 5,600 tv and print r
ABC
Mar 13, 2013 11:00am PDT
twice a day during the conclave the vatican aiming to avoid confusion, now using chemistry and technology in the cast iron stove that sends this emergency to the world. >> there is a cartridge put inside of it that contains the necessary schedule products. there is an electronic device that releases the cartridge. >> modern update to a century's old process. >> it was this time during the last conclave there was white smoke and we learned pope benedict xvi was elected. in the crowd, now, the anticipation is building. >> marci, thank you. the smoke signals are about technology and also about chemistry. katie marzullo has that part of the story including lighter moments during the wait. >> the news conference lasted two hours this morning with three priests, the vatican spokesman answering questions in multiple languages. when the topic towns to the chemical makeup of the smoke it got hazy hazy. >> we will take a huge risk in describing the chemicals because i only received the names in italian six minutes ago. i studied the bible not chemistry. >> he did the best he could. >> th
PBS
Mar 12, 2013 2:30pm PDT
around the world. or than 100 the cardinals are locked inside the vatican, selecting a new pope. when the process is over, one of them will emerge as the successor to vote -- to pope benedict. new pontiff has not been chosen yet. >> they gathered as night fell and anticipation rose. in the age of the internet, the church still makes this its most important announcement by smoke signal. black, unmistakably, so, no pope yet. the conclaves have been held in the sistine chapel since 1492. this is how it begins. devotion, the holy spirit is implored to guide the choice they make. they heard a sermon. they are deeply divided and seek unity. looks down on them and reminds them that the pope is surmountable to god, not man. one by one, they took the oath to uphold the secrecy and rules of the conclave. -- of brazil,al now the world's largest catholic country. many believe he could be the first non-european pope since gregory ii in syria in the eighth century. they took their seats in strict order of seniority. each man knows is -- knows his place. there will be no open campaigning. no lobbyin
CNN
Mar 17, 2013 11:00am PDT
see you both. >> and a prayer in vatican city. the pope hits the streets. he is already being called a man of the people. >> and a reminder to watch cnn's new show, the lead, with jake tapper. tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 eastern time. [ male announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance in sync? try align. it's the number one ge recommended probiotic that helps maintain digestive balance. ♪ stay in the groove with align. >>> in vatican city, pope francis delivered his first angelus message from his papal apartment. more than 200,000 people filled st. peter's square for the historic acaution. in a rare moment, the pope walked outside the gates of the santa ana parish to greet the crowd of well wishers. ben wedeman is in vatican city. he shows us why people are calling this pope a man of the people. >> fred, benedict was the intellectual pope. francis is quickly shaping up to be the people's pope. it could be any pope, greeting wishpers one by one after sunday's mass, but it wasn't any church and it wasn't any priest. it was pope francis at the santa anna parish church in the vat
KCSMMHZ
Mar 9, 2013 8:30am PST
in the vatican soon. roughly one-quarter of europeans are catholic. they will follow the election not just out of interest and big ceremonies. it also gives believers hope that the catholic church could open up a little. many catholics feel the vatican has lost touch with the reality of their daily lives. if it is a question of gay marriage, fast-tracked divorce, or liberal abortion rights, the answer in rome has been no. at the same time, parliament's across europe, for example in spain, are voting in favor of such laws -- parliaments across europe. >> among the many faithful attending this catholic procession is jose antonio fernandez. he was a priest, but he sacrificed the status in order to marry. the church allowed him to continue working as a schoolteacher but later refused to renew his contract after a photo of him and his family appeared in the media. >> they exploited the situation to justify my dismissal. they said parents would be offended if they found out i was a married priest. that was a lie. the parents all knew me, after all. >> he always talked openly about phis
CBS
Mar 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
conclave to select a new pope. a vatican >> reporter: in less than 24 hours 115 cardinals will begin the conclave to select the pope. a vatican secretary predicts a decision by the end of the week. cbs reporter randall pinkston takes us inside the sistine chapel, where the cardinals will vote. >>> reporter: cardinals wrapped up their tenth and final meeting this morning before beginning the conclave to elect a new pope. they have been discussing the qualities needed in the next leader of the church. canadian cardinal thomas collins was asked about reports of disagreements between the 115 voting cardinals. >> disagreements? surely you jest! [ laughter ] >> we have 115 people. >> reporter: the robe, hat and shoes the new pope will wear were unpacked today. the vatican also released new footage of the sistine chapel which has been transformed into a papal polling place. copies of vatican documents and voting instructions have been placed on the tables where the cardinals will sit. the first vote is expected tuesday afternoon. >> it's unlikely that there would be white smoke on the first
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
extra on this outside all the vatican official closed the doors and the cardinals got to work. all day, people waited in the rain for the mass for the cardinals for a chance to see, perhaps, a new pope. >> i think it's wonderful. i think benedict was a great pope. everyone is excited to see who the next pope will be with great anticipati anticipation. how different and how much the same he will be. >> as the evening deepened, all eyes on the stove that would signal white smoke for a pope and black for not. >> if we got white smoke, i would be stunned. >> poetic perhaps. not to be. against a dim, night sky, the answer this time, was plain as day. joining me is vatican spokesperson, father tom, our vatican analyst, john allen. good to have you with us. you were in the sistine chapel today. >> it was an incredible experience. i went in and was allowed to be there for the beginning of the concave ritual. there were ten of us. it was a remarkable experience to be there, the sight, the people coming in, the cardinals, the music, watching the swearing of the oath. then we were all thrown
FOX News
Mar 12, 2013 8:00am PDT
choose the next pope. you're looking at live pictures of the sistine chapel in vatican city where 115 cardinals from all over the world are about to file in and begin choosing the next leader of the roman catholic church. new video for you. these are the cardinals being transferred to the palace moments ago and from there they will then begin the procession to the sistine chapel and then the doors will be locked and the cardinals will be virtual lie shusreurtvirtually shut off from the outside world. no newspapers, no tv, no tweeting. they have installed jamming devices. the vote will take place within the next pour, we could see the first smoke rise from the chimney possibly signaling the election ever the new pope. lauren glea green is live in rome with more. >> reporter: as you say the 115 cardinal electors are now at the palace. they were just transferred there from their sequestered quarters earlier today. the day started very early for a lot of the cardinals, because the american cardinals left at 7:00am, the north american college where they stayed during the general congregati
ABC
Mar 12, 2013 1:40am PDT
the vatican the term miracle is not taken lightly. right across from st. peter's is the congregation for the causes of saints. behind these huge doors investigators spent years poring over reports of miracles, trying to determine if they are truly miraculous. >> it has to be lasting, instantaneous, perfect and scientifically inexplicable. >> reporter: in catholic theology miracles are the proof of sainthood, acts of divine intervention, friendly help from above. >> the idea shows miracle shows you're definitively in heaven as a sign of god's favor. >> reporter: 78 of the 265 popes are saints. 16 more are halfway there, including blessed pope john paul. the vatican confirmed one miracle to him, curing a french nun afflicted with parkinson's disease. if the church can verify a second miracle he will be sainted. as they solemnly march into the sistine chapel, naming the saints, one by one, and asking for their prayers. not necessarily asking for miracles, but as they make this momentous decision, certainly looking for friendly help from above. david wright, abc news, rome. >> so back in
NBC
Mar 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
cardinals are meeting this morning for the final time before locking themselves inside the vatican to start selecting a new pope. it begins in less than 24 hours and will not end until a new pope is officially selected. a media blackout surrounding the process. we are getting some hints. the decision may be a very tough one. francis george from chicago admitted that the will of god is not entirely clear. coming up at 6:30, we will go live to the vatican and vatican city for an update on when we could see the results of the very first vote >>> let's get an update when it comes to the forecast. daylight savings time, the sun will set a lot later. >> indeed. it is 7:30. you can do some of your outdoor activities a little bit longer in the day. you have more daylight to walk the dog, hike, bike, whatever you want to do. that's the good news. our days are getting longer. we are getting warmer afternoons. 44 degrees. good morning to you, san francisco. 43 in oakland. you are at 41 to start the day in conga headed toward another beautiful day. warmer than yesterday. plenty of sunshine as our wind
CNN
Mar 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
5600 tv, radio and print reporters, is see the process in action. only a very few inside the vatican will be privy to any of it and only 115 men, 115 cardinal electors, will take part, shrouded in total secrecy. they will begin the process of choosing one single individual to become the voice of all that is holy to 1.2 billion people around the world. choosing one person to lead 1.2 billion people would be an awesome responsibility for any 115 men. for these men, for this election at this historic moment, the responsibility is quite literally sacred. it's already tuesday in vatican city, where later today, 115 cardinals from around the world will enter the sistine chapel charged with electing the next pope. after the first vote tuesday afternoon, all eyes in st. peter's will be focus order this newly installed chimney. a puff of white smoke signaling a new pope has been chosen. what will guide the cardinals in their decision? eight years ago, cardinal ratzinger was the front-runner to become pope. this time, there is no front-runner. there is deep division among the 115 cardinals who
CBS
Mar 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >>> the conclave of cardinals begins it week at the vatican to select a new pope. vinita nair explains how the process of picking a pope will begin. >>> reporter: cardinals filed into the vatican this morning. it's the last day of discussions after more than a week of talking about the church and what kind of qualities they want to see in the next pope. it's almost time to start voting. >> they have now got to talk not about the issues of the church but who. they have to come up with a name, a person. >> reporter: whoever is picked will be introduced to the world from this window at st. peter's basilica. today workers draped red velvet curtains on either side. tomorrow the voting process known as the conclave begins. some names of front-runners have emerged. >> a week ago we would have said wow we have a lot of work to do, but now you see a sense of resignation and trust and faith. >> reporter: the conclave seems to be shaping up like a the bale between supporters of the vatican bureaucracy known as the curia and outsiders who want reform. the roman-based cardinals are reportedly backi
CBS
Mar 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT
: the winds of change are speeding up over the vatican. the conclave vote will determine which way they blow. electing a pope is a political as well as religious event. there are serious fault lines in the college of cardinals. some are traditionalists, many of them in the entrenched vatican establishment. and some are reformers, mostly non-italians who think the church's creaking bureaucracy and secretive ways are at the root of its problems. but as marco tossatti, who's been covering the vatican for 40 years says, the cardinals also split into sometimes surprising camps. the reformist standard bearer is italian cardinal anglo scola but -- >> scola is italian but certainly the italians will not vote for him. (laughs). >> reporter: scola's support actually comes from outside italy. but it doesn't come from the u.s. cardinals who are thought to support new york candidate timothy dolan-- at least to start. then they may switch to o'malley of boston. the traditionalist candidate is supported by the so-called diplomatic cardinals-- the italians based at the vatican. but odilo scherer i
PBS
Mar 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT
goes on out to their in the church of the world. >> with the cardinals of the vatican bureaucracy and insiders facing a sustained challenge to their power, the cardinal electors retreated from view, locked in until they have made their choice. .bc news after the vatican >> for the latest from rome, -- as a st. peter's square. an exciting day. >> very much a so. certainly, for the people in this square. at the crowds grew and grew, despite the rain. the mass that was held, before the beginning of the election of the pope. cardinals in their crimson robes standing side by side. it was just and the square right here. everyone waited with bated breath when the big screen turned into chimney tv. featured there on the screen to see whether the smoke would be black or white. yetnow the pope has not been chosen. most people said they would be back again tomorrow and this next day, until the new pope would be chosen. of course, a lot of discussion in the crowd as to who the next pope should be. joining me now is somebody who has some very strong opinions on the vatican. you are known as an inv
FOX News
Mar 13, 2013 10:00am PDT
" it's an exciting afternoon, i'm megyn kelly. these are the scenes at the vatican right now where thousands of the faithful have gathered in a rain soaked and chilly st. peter's square, waiting for that puff of white smoke that will signal a new pontiff has been chosen. that smoke will come from the tiny chimney of the sistene chapel that you see on the right side of your screen. earlier today, black smoke rose from the building triggering sighs of disappointment from the crowd. the black smoke of course is a sign that the 115 cardinals who are voting have yet to reach a two-thirds majority, they need 77 to degree, to elect a new leader. but as the world waits and watches, we also caught a glimpse of a touching scene in the drenched square, a barefoot man in tattered clothing, look at this, kneeling, praying, and ignoring the raindrops falling around him. father jonathan morris is a roman catholic priest and fox news contributor. he joins us live from rome. father jon, that's what it's about, it's not about a name on a piece of paper or gets to wear the fancy dress and a lot of po
LINKTV
Mar 12, 2013 5:30am PDT
. peter's basilica. 115 kernels will be locked away at the vatican before they choose a new pontiff. -- one under the 15 cardinals will be locked away of the vatican. the mass is finished, and they are now moving on? >> it has finished. the cardinals now probably heading for lunch. we will see them around 14:45 gmt, they will leave the residence where they will be staying for the duration of the conclave and head to that apostolic palace, and then from then, around 1630 gmt, a person of cardinals away from the pauline chapel to the 16 jeff aware of the conclave itself will take place. -- to the sistine chapel where the conclave will take place. there will be an announcement that everyone will have to leave the sistine chapel and the voting will begin for the conclave itself. we are expecting one ballot later on this afternoon. most people expect it to be black smoke, no decision. you never know, but that is what is expected. the conclave will start in a few hours. of course, no one really knows who the next pope is going to be but over the past few weeks -- since the announcement will bened
ABC
Mar 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of vatican tv. the history of those halls overshadowed by the votes that will take place within them tomorrow. yesterday, the cardinals led masses at the local churches around rome. for one, it would be his final mass before becoming pope. might that pope be cardinal timothy dolan of new york? in the days leading to conclave, he has become a darling of the italian press. or might that pope be cardinal o'malley of boston, whose humble capuchin robes and leadership in the wake of the nationwide sexual abuse scandals have endeared him to his fellow electors? while neither claims to want the job -- >> that's just way too out of the realm of probability. >> i have bought a round-trip ticket. so -- >> reporter: their candidacies are a sign of a race that has no clear front-runner. >> cardinal o'malley and cardinal dolan are already quite popular here in italy. there's already a sort of fan clubs around the two of them. >> reporter: still the 28 italian cardinals represent by far, the biggest voting bloc by nationality. true to form, they're thought to be pushing for an italian pope. b
NBC
Mar 13, 2013 11:00am PDT
vatican officials say pope emeritus is doing well and watching the conclave closely. >>> a side war from way out in left field. former nba star dennis rodman has now joined the cardinals in role. why is he there? that's a good question. he says he's in rome to show support for the man he hopes will become the next pope. that story dock up for you about 10 minutes from right now. >>> the minute a new pope is elected, we will break in for a special report. nbc bay area news is tracking everything happening innovate can city all day long. you can also stay up to date online at nbcbayarea.com. >>> in other news, this just in, santa clara county district attorney has set an arraignment date for morgan hill teacher accused of spiking children's drinks with a sleeping aid. police say 59-year-old deborah gratz admits she put sominex in several children's sippie cups at the daycare center. the tampered cups were taken away before the kids could drink from them. today police are investigating both statements much deeper. gratz looks after ten one to two years old. parents we spoke to say they
FOX News
Mar 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. we saw people running from their homes to the vatican to witness this history in the making and to hear the words. [speaking italian] >> we have team fox coverage now with word on the new pope. what was it like there, amy? >> shep, where do i even begin? i think i know what it was like and the crowds were very clear with their emotion. i think we all wish we knew what it was like for the new pope what he was feeling at the moment. but, shep, it really was incredible to see hoards of people waiting for hours in the cold and the rain with no guarantee whatsoever that there would be white smoke this evening. it was beautiful to watch the feeling of relief people felt that having a pope again. and it was really rather unexpected to hear this simple greeting in italian uttered from the mouth of the new pope. italians have been buzzing about this evening. they love the familiarity about that and, of course, the fact that pope francis asked the people to pray for him and with him. they were moved clearly by other little gestures like him putting on his stole by himself and at one point gr
CNBC
Mar 13, 2013 2:00pm EDT
>> just a reminder that we are watching the vatican very closely. if we get the smoke, either black or white, we will go to the shot live. on the other side of the screen you see a beautiful gem. it's the world's largest flawless diamond. it could sell at an estimated 20 million dollars. it's 101 carats. this was carved from a 236 carat rough diamond. it took over 21 months to polish. >> as we look at vatican square there with the crowds gathered, i was looking at part of my research and seeing that most of the conclaves tend to last between two and five days with decisions usually coming out on day three or four. >> we're watching it very closely. >> that will do it for today's edition of "power lunch." >> "street signs" begins now. >>> and painting two very different pictures of today's economy. we have both sides of the story. america's budget bonanza, loan one being released in minutes. what the heck is going on in washington? >>> and outrage of the day. inside america's big sugar bail-out. and wait until you hear how much soda the average american drinks every single year. happ
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 8:00am PDT
, those who don't work in the curia, they're not part of the vatican specifically, wanted time to talk. big issues on the table. fiduciary responsibility, money issues, how to deal with the sex scandals of the church. big issues. now we're told the cardinals are all ready. so the voting will begin. the difficult question is, of course, how do you pick a pope when you're sworn to not be ambitious. when you're not supposed to seek to be the leader. how do you do that? let's go to miguel marquez, he's been moderating this, as they say in italian, the cells of storm. dealing with the moderate weather and now how to pick a pope. miguel? >> reporter: yes, there's one more thing on the plate today. rain, hail, sleet, we're getting through all of it today, it seems. look, this is the biggest decision that any of these cardinals will probably make. anybody that we talked to across the board say the catholic church is in crisis. it needs a strong leader to reunify the church. the next pope, it is expected, will be the most vetted ever. >> reporter: in the politics of becoming pope, there's never
FOX News
Mar 12, 2013 10:00am PDT
choose the next pope in vatican city. pretty cool day at the office. >> not something you see every day. >> no, you don't. >> and no hidden cameras. no surveillances footage to come out. >> and they took everyone's cell phone away. i hate to use the word sequester again, but they're sequestered and could have a vote anytime between now and 3 p.m. eastern time and a couple hours from now as we look outside the vatican. faithful from all over the world come to see history in the making and we appreciate you joining us this hour. >> remarkable to have this opportunity. "america live" continues coverage right now. >> megyn: fox news alert out of rome where we could see the results of the first vote for a new pope before this broadcast is finished. welcome to "america live" on this special day, everyone, i'm megyn kelly. at this hour, 115 cardinals are inside the vatican's sistene chapel, might be meditating we believe, at this hour on qualities needed for the next pope or possibly writing down right now who they believe should lead the world's 1.2 billion catholics. the at some point in thi
CNN
Mar 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
knew we had a pope. what we didn't know was who it would be. who would step out on to the vatican balcony and take one of the most powerful positions on the planet. the leader of 1.2 billion catholics? behind the scenes, the 266th pope was praying and getting fitted for his new robes and shoes. in the so-called room of tiers in the vatican. at 8:22 p.m. rome time, the world got the first glimpse of the new pope, jorge mario bergoglio, a 76-year-old arch beneficiary och from south america. the name he chose also a first, francis, after st. francis of assisi, one of the most admired figures in the history of the roman catholic church. the name symbolizes poverty, humility ti and simplicity n that spirit of humility and simplicity, the world heard pope francis speak. >> translator: i would like to offer you my blessing. but i'd like to ask a favor first. first before the bishop bless the people i would like to pray for the lord so that the prayer of the people blesses also the new pontiff. >> reporter: and another first today. a twitter announcement of the new pontiff from the handle
CNN
Mar 13, 2013 2:00am PDT
bring in john allen, cnn senior vatican analyst and father beck, cnn contributor, passionist priest. okay, a brilliant line i read this morning, that although it is wednesday, this is the first full day of wednesday of voting and it's like super tuesday, the clearing house. >> what's brewing in mind as you collect that insight? to you, it's the american political metaphor. yesterday was the new hampshire primary, the first test for the candidates after looking around and speculation and armchair handicapping and so on. last night, those 115 cardinals found out who might have play, the candidates. now, today becomes what we americans would think of as super tuesday, because it's the make-or-break day for the front-runners. either they close the deal today -- that is, it looks like they're going to get across that magic two-thirds threshold of 77 votes and become the next pope, or it's going to become clear to the electors that none of these candidates are going to get to that threshold and they'll have to go back to the drawing board. that's the drama today. >> and again, unlike amer
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